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ABC
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
important to keep the possibility of going over the fiscal cliff to keep pressure the republicans and the republicans are starting to talk about the possibility of holding up the debt ceiling come january or february. that's their trump card, as well. >> you are focused on taxes. much of the conversation has been on taxes and raising rates and revenue. we are not seeing the same conversation when itomes to size able spending cuts. >> i think what the president has said -- and this is the word inside the white house, as well. the president has come up with some substantial cuts in the increase, the scheduled increases in medicare and also medicaid and those cuts have to do with pushing and squeezing suppliers, using bargaining leverage of medicare and medicaid to get them to reduce costs. that was at issue during the kman. remember the romney and ryan were claiming t the president w taking too much out of medicare. the president is saying i have done that and i'm putting $400 billion of additional cuts on the table and that's all i'm go ing to do. that's all i can do politically. i i've got a lot of democrats who i don't want medicare and social security touched. >> of course the whole
CNBC
Dec 9, 2012 7:30pm EST
downward revisions coming up. >>> the other big story we're talking about is the fiscal cliff. can you help us read the tea leaves. we heard from timothy geithner and he was asked, if you.n don' get higher tax rates on the rich and doing away with loopholes, exemptions, are you peepd repar go off the cliff? he said absolutely. the republicans with the counter proposals this week. how do you read all of this? >> please, you know as well as i do maria, what happens in the public when you have these intense negotiations going on is really -- is no reflection of what's going on in the negotiations at all. i think it's important that president and the white house and tim geithner and others obviously think it's important to keep up the possibility of going over the physical cliff to put maximum pressure on the republicans and the republicans are starting to talk about the possibility of holding up the debt ceiling come january or february. >> it's interesting you say this. you're focused on taxes and much of the conversation has been on taxes and raising rates and revenue. we're not see
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